In this three hour webinar, Whitfield Reaves will share some of his favorite of sports injury and pain. You probably know many of these points, but creative refining and skillful use of these approaches adds precision and balance to the treatments in the acupuncture sports medicine clinic.
The first step in treating pain often uses points distal to the site of injury. Besides the familiar extraordinary points, there are numerous other possibilities available but often overlooked. The following are the general categories of treatment methodology that Whitfield suggests in his text as well as his webinars. Refining these well-known point patterns, and making them familiar to the practitioner, will often be the difference in successful treatment outcomes.
1. The Jing-well Point
The jing-well point is as distal as you can go! And as the beginning point of the tendino-muscle meridian (jingjin), treatment often starts here.
2. The Shu-stream Point Combination
Paired shu-stream points using the Six Divisions offers a dynamic yet simple protocol with upper/lower and right/left balance points.
3. The Opposite Side
Anatomical mirroring on the opposite side.
4. Treating Upper/Lower
Upper/lower anatomical mirroring.
5. General Point Combinations
Whitfield will cover many of his favorite protocols gathered since first studying in China in 1981.
Learn, understand, and refine these common point protocols and experience successful treatment outcomes.
Be able to use the jing-well point in the initial stage of treating an acute injury.
To describe the use of opposite side treatment in the initial stage of treating pain.
To describe the use of upper/lower treatment in the initial stage of treating pain.
To understand how to choose points for the shu-stream point combination.
To name three general point combinations used to supplement the treatment of pain.
0 hrs - 45 min
Choosing the tendino-muscle meridian, and using the jing-well point, in the treatment of injury and pain.
45 min - 1.5 hrs
Choosing the anatomical mirror, and how to treat the opposite side point, in the treatment of injury and pain.
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
Choosing the anatomical mirror with regards to upper/lower treatment, and how to treat the point for injury and pain.
2 hrs - 2.5 hrs
Using the shu-stream point combination in the treatment of injury and pain.
2.5 hrs - 3 hrs
The shoulder joint, and the use of four point treatment of local and adjacent points for pain and dysfucntion.
In practice for over 40 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and countless other sport competitions since. He is an author, he teaches internationally as well.
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